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by name in their speeches to the u.n. general assembly. even so, both countries were clearly calling for support as they resist the spreading influence of asia's rising power. philippine secretary of foreign affairs albert dell rosario usualed countries involved to quickly agree on a legally binding code of conduct to ease tensions. >> to address this challenge and to arrive at a durable resolution, we must rely on the rule of law and not the force of arms. we must rely on the body of rules that state the dispute must be resolved peacefully. >> vietnam's deputy minister of foreign affairs resisted china's demands that the disputes be resolved through bilateral negotiations. he called on asean countries to work together. >> we should recognize the increasingly important role of negotiations. asean continues to play a central role in the regional architecture and promotes peace, stability, and security in the region including the south china sea. >> an important asean meeting in july broke up without a joint communique. the group failed to agree on how some member nations should resolv
for eight years before assuming his current post in 2009. he is in new york for the u.n. general assembly, nato has significantly redefined its mission since its founding in 1949. it's primarily-- last year it enforce add no-fly zone in libya and the campaign that overthrew moammar qaddafi. i'm pleased to have the secretary general at this table, welcome. tell me how you have defined the role for nato in the current environment, especially in the middle east. >> the core role is still to protect our citizens against any threat to their security we won the cold war. we protected our citizens against soviet communism, aggression. we won the cold war. the soviet broke down but after the end of the cold war we realized that we are faced we merging security challenges, terrorism, this is the reason why we are in afghanistan. that's why we are now building a nato missile defense system to protect our populations against milz attacks. piracy, this is the reasons why we conduct counterpiracy operation. so across the board we have taken on responsibility for new missions but, again, with the core
the u.n. and an apology from syria. turkey still points the finger at damascus saying syria has been causing trouble for many days. welcome to gnt. coming up in the program, thousands of protesters in jordan demonstrated demanding political reform and new elections called by the king. he wears it well. 50 years since 007 hit the silver screen. we bring you nostalgias with the world's most famous -- nostalgia with the world's most famous spy. the turkish government insists it will respond forcefully to any of cells on -- assaults by syria on the turkish people. the country does not intend to start a war with syria but he has the backing of parliament to act with force if necessary. the turkish foreign minister spokesmen told the bbc it was in syria's hands to insure calm returned to the area. >> there were schelling's in the last 10 days. -- shelling in the last 10 days. the thelling was huge -- the shelling was huge and painful. we do not want to declare a war, but we have to prepare for any eventuality to protect our citizens. >> we are in the border area with our correspondents in
their guarded stance. a top official addressed the u.n. general assembly on monday for the first time since kim jong-un took power. he said the new leader opened the door to a near era, but it's hard to know what's happening inside north korea. even when you go there separating reality from ruse can be difficulty. >> we've been visiting the north korean capital pyongyang since saturday. we went to a popular new attraction on tuesday. staff at this aquarium say this dolphin show started in the summer. the highlights is a dance sequence involving a woman and dolphins. the performance is the first of its kind in north korea. >> translator: it's great fun. >> translator: it's the first time i've seen the dolphins up close. it was exciting. >> excitement and fun is what the new leader is promoting of kim jong-un created a government agency responsible for overseeing theme parks. experts say he's trying to define himself as a caring leader. the idea is simple. children, adults, even uniformed soldiers who flock to popular spots have a good time, then think of kim. >> translator: it's great. >> transl
for an inspection of the country. north korea's uncooperative attitude toward the u.n. remains unchanged. the report accuses the north of putting priority on the military. it says this policy harms many people who are starving. north korean detectors are detain inside china. the report urges neighbors countries not to send them back to north korea the human rights committee will begin discussing the report. >>> iranians are suffering through reports of economic sanctions. there's more on the way. tell us what's the latest. >> people in iran are already going through a lot of hardships. the currency is plunging. western countries are about to put more country on the middle eastern country. member countries reached a preliminary deal. they are discussing extra sanctions against iran. the eu plans to adopt new sanctions on october 15th. >>> iranian natural gas enters the eu region mostly from turkey. the volume is not large at the moment but future demand for natural gas is expected to grow. >>> japan's new economic and fiscal policy leader will attend a policy meeting on friday. he's urged to take agg
, the obama administration today rejected calls for u.n. ambassad suzanne rice to resign, rice was on sunday morning show circuit 5 days after the benghazi attacks, maintaining evidence that pointed then to a spantainous ac -- spontanious attack. statements proved false by sources in the intelligence community and state department, and reported by fox news. a spoke person for secretary of state clinton said that secretary believes rice has done 88 a suburb job as -- done a quote, suburb job as u.n. ambassador. contravened their statements to the american people. and congress. we'll take all that up he tonight with former cia operative, mike baker, author of "new york times" bestseller, the amateur, inside look at obama administration. ed klein, what would mildred friedman think of obamanomics. is t this a cover-up by the obaa administration? certainly the administration has stonewalled congress and the national media about details of what happened on september 11. the obama administration is chosen to rely on the fbi to investigate the terrorist attacks in benghazi. which killed 4 americans
ready for wednesday's rumble. >> well, the president's the president. he was at the u.n. giving two major speeches. he's been dealing with all sorts of international business, domestic business. he is at the white house a lot of the time preparing and i can tell you that his -- they have had to cancel times when he might or might not have been able to do preparation. it's my understanding mitt romney spent four or five days secluded somewhere. had five debates in 24 hours or 48 hours. and has senator portman with him every day on the airplane practicing. i'm here. i'm not traveling with the president or doing any of this. >> more expectations setting from senator kerrly and also making the point that being the job of president gets in the way of debate prep and leaving town and leaving washington helps for the president and doesn't hurt, wolf, picked a battleground state, nevada, to do the debate prep and going to other states. >> not far from denver, either. >> an easy jump over. also learning new details about how mitt romney's preparing for his first face to face contest with the
china sea issue. china wasn't mentioned by name in their speeches to the u.n. general assembly. even so, both countries were clearly calling for support as they resist the spreading influence of asia's rising power. the secretary of foreign affairs rosario urged the countries to quickly agree on a legally binding code of conduct to ease tensions. >> to address this challenge and arrive at a resolution, we must rely on the rule of law and not the force of arms. we must rely on the body of rules that state that disputes must be resolved peacefully. >> vietnam's deputy minister of foreign affairs resisted china's demands that the disputes be resolved through bilateral negotiations and called on the countries to work together. >> we should recognize the increasingly important role of reaching the organizations. in east asia the association of southeast asian nations asan continues to play a central role in the regional architecture and promotes peace, stability, and security in the region. including the security in the south china sea. >> an important meeting in july broke up without a join
, the rebels control the border post which makes them a target. at the u.n. security council, the paralysis caused by the desire of france, britain and america, to remove the regime in russia and china cost support of it means a struggle to release a statement. >> this is a great concern. turkey is a core ally of the united states and this sort of cross border military activity is very destabilizing and must be stopped. >> syria takes seriously the vote in turkey and the vote authorizing military action. >> in cases of border incidents, that happened between any two neighboring countries, states and governments should act wisely, rationally and responsibly. >> but on syrian state tv, the incident with turkey was not mentioned. it called for a combination of rebel attacks. the russian foreign minister who says he does not want sutton regime change is watching president." assad tossed back, vital for the regime's survival. >> the conflict in syria took on a cross border damaged a long time ago. pick it is being pulled from the outside. >> all syria's neighbors are being drawn into the conflic
, not surprisingly, dismissed those commence -- comments as outrageous and unrealistic. >> shepard: the u.n. secretary general addressed those weapons today. >> yeah. obviously a lot of concern raised last week by leon panetta when he said there is some evidence that some of those chemical weapons stockpiles have been moved. as a result, perhaps, of that information, the u.n. secretary general gave a stark warning today to president assad of syria. listen. >> i once again emphasize the fundamental responsibility of the syrian government to ensure the safety and security of any such stockpiles. the use of such would be outrageous crime with dire consequences. >> although given the lack of action from the u.n. on anything to do with syria, warnings of dire consequences from the secretary general are likely to be taken with a healthy dose of a pinch of salt by the syrians, shep? >> shepard: jonathan, before we wrap things up at the united nations, i had no idea that the united states was ready to start a war with north korea to take over all of asia. who knew? >> those were the claims made tod
at the u.n. with new accusations that the u.s. is preparing for another war. here now is the chair of the house homeland security committee peter king and former secretary of state williamson. peter king, welcome back, i want -- peter, i want to switch gears, i don't mean to be rude or anything. but the revelations today by una vision, that we have found 300 more dead mexicans as a result of fast and furious gun traffic and that 16 kids peter congress were found dead at this party just across the border. i just find this incredible, i find this eric holder story justice department incredible and i want to know where you think president obama is, this has become a horror story, much more than anybody thought possible. >> it really has and for the longest time the administration was denying, thanks to darrell issa who got to the bottom of it with his committee. the fact is it turned out to be a lot worse than even chairman issa thought it was going to be. the whole administration of justice has been terrible in the start, were it's the 911 trials in manhattan, whether he was going af
received the news from hillary clinton during a visit to the united states. >> reporter: to attend the u.n. general semibly. secretary of state hillary clinton told him that the obama administration would begin easing its ban on imports from myanmar. >> in recognition of the continued progress toward reform and in response to requests from both the government and the opposition, united states is taking the next step in normalizing our commercial relationship. >> reporter: he expressed his gratitude and said the people of myanmar would be happy that economic restrictions are being eased. clinton made a point of reminding him the division of aung san suu kyi. she visited the u.s. earlier this month for the first time since her release from the house arrest in november 2010. she and clinton together gave a lecture in washington calling for more investment in education and health care in myanmar. obama administration is expected to seek congressional approval to ease sanction while also monitoring the progress of myanmar's democratic reforms. myanmar is home to 60 million people and rich in na
. the u.n. -- the united states classifies hamas as a terrorist organization. now, the group which controls gaza has been accused of torture, police brutality, and arbitrary arrest. the criminal justice system reeks of injustice according to human-rights watch. there has been isolated cases of abuse. they deny that it is systematic. our correspondent reports >> security forces in action. soon after they came to power in late 2007. human-rights watched says that police brutality remains a problem not only in the streets but inside the prisons. >> in this report we found that the authorities are arbitrarily detain people, to nine people access to the lawyers, and torturing people. in the worst cases are executing people based on a concession that was given under torture. we spoke to one young vocal opponent has been arbitrarily arrested dozens of times over the last five years. >> this continued for several days. they burned my foot with a cigarette lighter. another help to me down and they burned me again. >> in the prisons, this is not uncommon according to the report. unusually, h
are well off. u.n. world food program representatives estimate 60 million people, or 70%, of the population are not getting enough food. heavy rains and several typhoons this summer have made the situation worse, and they expect north koreans mainly in rural areas will face a severe food shortage this coming winter. improving the standard of living across the country is one of kim jong-un's many challenges. although unlike amusement parks or restaurants, he and his officials aren't keen to show or talk about that side of life inside their nation. nhk world, pyongyang. >>> many people from japan and south korea are determined not to allow the ongoing row over disputed islands in the sea of japan to spoil cross cultural ties. at a festival in seoul, people from the two countries enjoyed meeting up and learning about each other's cultures. the annual festival began in 2005 to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between japan and south korea. traditional performing arts from both countries represented on stage. some japanese participants come from the regions hit by last year's earthqu
>>> forging ties. a senior north korean official outlines a diplomatic policy to the u.n. general assembly. north korea's vice foreign minister use aid podium at the united nations to announce a change of course. he said his country wants to build relations with other countries. he said the united states should change what it called its hostile stance. >>> the door has opened to a new era. we will forgery lags relationse friendly with us, without being bound by the past. >> north korean officials failed in launching a satellite carrying rocket. trying to test ballistic missile technology. pak accused the u.s. of forcing the council of the launch. and he accused south korean president of causing interkorean relations to hit rock bottom. some people from japan are an emotional and spiritual journey in north korea. paying their respects to relatives they lost at the end of world war ii. fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, who died and were buried far from home. nhk world reports from pyongyang. >> reporter: parents or siblings of the group's members died of illness or hunger
ahmadinejad has come to the u.n. general assembly and every time he's caused controversy, making accusations. veiled threats. this year was different. it was mostly platitudes about world peace but he had plenty of sharp comments in a series of interviews. his conversation with me was his final one. perhaps his final one on the world stage. you see, iran's election law says he can't run again and elections are set for 2013. so i asked him about israeli strikes and obama's warnings. you've indicated that you think that the israeli prime minister's threats toward iran are ones you don't take very seriously, but i was wondering how seriously you take the rhetoric of the president of the united states. president obama said at the united nations that he was determined to prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. do you regard that as a bluff? >> translator: you set forth two or three questions here. i have never used the word "bluff." when we say we do not take it seriously, we mean that it impacts -- it does not impact our policies in the slightest. iran is a vast country, is a great country.
in california. >> gregg: u.n. sanctions taking a huge toll on iran's economy but are they pushing leaders for a possible compromise over their nuclear program. we'll take a closer look at that in a moment. ♪ >>. >> gregg: iran denying looking to strike a deal to end the standoff over the nuclear program over one report that iranian officials made a compromise plan at the united nations last month. this coming as sanctions are apparently crippling their economy with recent protests there in years. is iran ready to budge? steven yates is former deputy assistant for national security affairs. great to see you. what are the chances that iran would actually capitulate to western demands by suspending the production of 20% uranium if you spin it a bit more could be used to make a nuclear bomb? >> gregg, i'm afraid what it sounds like the pieces of deal that were reported by the "new york times," basically the leftovers have more than ten years of negotiations with europe and united states and the u.n. security council. i don't feel there is lot new there. it's been offered and taken back and
called for the resignation of u.n. ambassador susan rice who proposed the attack was the result of the youtube video. king called rice's exnags a misstatement of facts i believe she should resign and while john mccain disagreed about the need for rice to be sfirds he made it clear that the attack had been bungled by the white house. >> that doesn't pass the smell test. willful ignorance or abysmal intelligence. >> mitt romney criticized the foreign policy in "the wall street journal" editorial pages he wrote -- romney plans to deliver a major foreign policy address some time after this week's debate. joining us now from washington, is p.j. crowley, former assistant secretary of state for public affairs. it is always great to see you. you always help us make sense of these senseless moments. i guess your -- where do you grade the administration on -- in terms of handling the affairs in benghazi? we know it's a fluid situation. there's been a lot of critique on both sides of the aisle i would say about how precise the white house has been or hasn't been given the information that
reporting on the front lines and we begin with iran. a cameraman who came to new york for the u.n. general assembly is now trying to stay here in the united states. his american lawyer says he applied for an asylum. in a statement, he said my client disagrees with the regime. he had concerns on how they would treat him upon his return to iran. he objected to things that were requested of him during the trip to the u.n. by the regime that he did not want to do. we're going to keep following that story. >>> honda is recalling more than 570,000 accords sold in this country due to potential fire risks. the problem is with power steering hoses that can leak creating smoke and fire. honda said in a statement there have been no crashes or injuries reported, but there was an engine fire and the part needed is not available until next year. for now, owners can take their car for an interim repair. >>> it is been 424 days since america lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? unfortunately, we're edging closer and closer to the fiscal cliff. american households will see an avera
's political? >> how else could you trot out our u.n. ambassador to say this was a spon ttaneous demonstrati? >> maybe they thought that at the time? >> on "meet the press" david plouffe was asked by david gregory if politics had anything to do with the administration labeling the assault as terrorism? >> the president's challenger said the president failed to level with the american people and call this a terrorist attack because you had to be concerned about another terrorist attack from al qaeda in the middle east after the president said that al qaeda had been defeated. >> that's preposterous and offensive to say that. as information was received from the intelligence community, it was distributed this president's record on terrorism takes a back seat to no one. >> was this an intelligence failure? >> no this was a complex event. we're only talking a matter of weeks here. so as information was arrived at, as determinations were made that was shared with the mesh people. i think, again, the focus needs to be how do we make sure our facilities and ambassadors and personnel are secure going
mahmoud ahmadinejad in the united states this last week for the u.n. general assembly. a cameraman for the president of iran is now saying he doesn't want to go back home to iran, he wants to stay here. hear what he just did to make that happen. and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't work on runny noses. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have an antihistamine. really? [ male announcer ] really. alka-seltzer plus cold and cough fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a fast acting antihistami
be pessimistic about the future of the european union. you could say to the u.n. security counsel has back in to a or really a sis, you could look at the international trading environment and wonder about that. to me, and this is the answer to your question. i think john and i would agree, a world in which the united states is still strong but the institutions eroding is not a world i want to live in. and therefore the united states does have an interest in trying the best to shore up the institutions. >> sublg subtly agree. >> bob is coming i way. >> way to ruin it, john. >> here's a couple of quick point. number one, my thesis is not institutions are infeint. they infused with power. they are used to power. it they are used to signal limit on power. mower is divorced from institutions. and in that regard, i argue that the u.s. has been brilliant on the world stage for half a century or longer. it has tide the power to the institutions that both allowed it to make the power more occur able and expansive but also making it more delimited and less discriminated in the arbitrary use of power
. it looks like what goes up, well, goes up even more. according to a new u.n. report. hundreds of billions bid on expectations of temporarily rising prices for energy and food is the root cause of today's price volatility and not about to change any time soon. bad news for drivers in places like california where the average gallon of gas is $4.61. topping $5, actually, in so parts of the state. >>> in ohio, a legal win for president obama's campaign and the democrats. it should be easier for voters to cast their ballots in the key battleground state. a federal appeals court affirmed a lower court's decision to block the state's early voting restrictions, which would have closed early voting in person to most on the friday before election day. the state could appeal the court's ruling, but ohio's secretary of state says his office is currently reviewing that decision. we'll be talking to his assistant secretary of state at 9:00 eastern time. >>> death threats, threatening phone calls and vicious e-mails all because they decline to be a campaign stop for mitt romney, that is a terrifying res
the turmoil was the fault of the u.s. and its allies. he made that statement in front of the u.n. general assembly. he said the u.s. supports terrorism because it's backing the syrian rebels. u.s. secretary-general disagreed saying it was the syrian government causing most of the atrocities. it's estimated that 20,000 syrians have been killed since the uprising began 18 months ago. >>> the death toll in hong kong continues to rise today after a ferry collided with a tug boat. 25 people have been confirmed dead. the collision caused the ferry to sink sending over 120 passengers into the water. all but one has been pulled from the water. passengers were on the ferry to catch a nighttime fireworks show. october 1st is a big national holiday in china and the hong kong channel was crowded with boats. >>> a strange tourist attraction has popped up in spain. a weekend storm caused two cargo ships to run aground on a beach. it doesn't look like they're going anywhere any time soon. the two captains say they'll pay the cost of towing the ships back to port but obviously a monstrous task. you may r
the u.n. general assembly. our foreign affairs correspondent is joining us. good to see you in person, ellise. it is always bad news. what do we expect to hear from the foreign minister, and also, are people going to be listening to what he has to say? >> well, actually, suzanne, he is speaking right now on the floor of the u.n. general assembly talking about how the syrian regime understands that it needs to have political reforms, but it really says that extremists and insurgents are hijacking the process and stopping the regime from making these reforms and killing people in the process. let's take a listen to this. >> i've returned to tell you that the state and syria has taken serious and important reform measures that were culminated in a new constitution that embras -- this is the terrorist bombing that recently took place in damascus on the 26th of september in 2012. >> a terrorist group, one of al qaeda's, took the responsibility for this attack, and it is not surprising that the security council has failed to condemn this and other terrorist bombings because some of its memb
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